San Clemente Island is what all southern California kayak anglers want their local fishing grounds to be. It is the super sized equivalent of the coastlines that run from Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border.
Fat chunky monkey Calico bass roam here along with giant California halibut slabs, huge goats (California sheephead) and of course the yellas. You can basically do it all here.
Trip Inquiry Process
The booking process starts with you completing a simple form. You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.
$1,390 w/$400 deposit
- 6/26/22 – 6/30/22
- 7/6/22 – 7/10/22
- Charter fee
- Live bait
- Three (3) hot meals per fishing day
- Three (3) full fishing days
- Comfortable state rooms (2-3 anglers per)
- Two (2) full bathrooms w/showers
- Unlimited water, soda, tea, coffee
- On-the-water skiff support
Does not include: Dinner on the night of departure, California fishing license, fish processing fees, bottled water + beer (available for purchase), tip (Suggested $150-$175).
- A $400 deposit is due within seven (7) business days of billing.
- At least a $400 progress payment is due within sixty (60) days of booking.
- You can make payments against your invoice at your leisure.
The deposit cut-off is Mar 31, 2022. Balances are due on or before 5/20/22. After Mar 31, 2022, 50% payment will be required to book a spot.
Refunds are not available for this trip after the cancellation period expires.
Cancellation Period: If you are booking well in advance, you can cancel up to seven (7) days after you booked and receive a full refund. Once the cancellation period has passed, no refunds will be offered.
- You will not receive a refund if are unable to join if you have COVID or any illness
- Extra cleaning protocols are in place
- Vaccinations are not required
- Masks are not required
How Should I Prepare?
Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We offer a Trip Guide after you make your deposit that helps take the mystery out of the trip. The Trip Guide will tell you what kind of gear to bring, how much, etc.
This trip requires a valid fishing license for three (3) days. If you have your California Annual Sportfishing License w/ Ocean Enhancement stamp then you are good to go.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has multiple options for residents and non-residents including multi-day licenses.
For complete rules, additional permits and fishing licenses, refer to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
- Calico bass (POPULAR)
- Yellowtail (POPULAR)
- California halibut
- California sheephead
- Sand bass
- Various rockfish (Red vermillion)
Bring Your Own Kayak
This trip requires you to bring your own kayak and kayak fishing gear. We do not rent kayaks on this trip.
No Hobie Pro Anglers or ultra-wide kayaks are allowed on these trips. This is a rule of the Islander and is in place to protect the crew and to minimize the number of kayaks on the deck.
Rob joins the Fish Village crew on his first California kayak mothership trip… one of our most popular trips.
San Clemente Island Map
The captain will determine which side to fish based on U.S. military operations, swell, wind and fishing conditions.
San Clemente Island (Kayak Mothership) News
The only positive thing about late cancellations is that it creates opportunity for those that want to sneak on last second.
Last SCI kayak mothership trip… don’t miss it. FOMO gonna hit you hard!
You could wake up and fish this beautiful place with us… spots are almost gone for the first trip.